Blockchain Developers Meetup #0x05 — Introduction to Polkadot

Yesterday’s Blockchain Developers Meet-up was great!

Milen Radkov covering what happened recently in the blockchain space

This time our 5th Blockchain Developers Meetup started with covering the most interesting that happened recently in the blockchain space. ** from a blockchain developer’s perspective **

and that was:

  • Aeternity blockchain have just launched their first LIVE implementation (hooray)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) had hard-forked recently to the new BCH ABC and BCH SV (Satoshi Vision)
  • Ethereum 2.0 is coming soon

Our main topic this time was Introduction to Polkadot.

Polkadot is a project founded by Gav Would — Co-founder of Ethereum and Founder of Parity Technologies.

We walked through the new concepts that the Polkadot project introduces to us, and talked a bit more about the Proof of Stake consensus that it is using.

Polkadot is a heterogeneous multi‑chain technology.

It consists of many parachains with potentially differing characteristics which can make it easier to achieve anonymity or formal verification. Transactions can be spread out across the chains, allowing many more to be processed in the same period of time. Polkadot ensures that each of these blockchains remains secure and that any dealings between them are faithfully executed. Specialised parachains called bridges can be created to link independent chains.


We also made a quick workshop of setting up our own Polkadot node.

Polkadot node workshop on the Blockchain Developers Meet-up 05

So that was what we had planned part for the introduction of this cool project — polkadot.

Introduction to Polkadot

But it turned out that one of our community members Ivo Georgiev (Founder of AdEx) was prepared to guide us deeper into the substrate framework that polkadot is built on. So he took part presenting, showing part of his implementation and walking us through the code. Big thank you, Ivo, for valuable sharing! 🙂

Ivo Georgiev presenting about substrate

Group photo in Networking Co-working

Watch the recording here:

Introduction to Polkadot – 0x05 [Blockchain Developers Meetup]

Resources

More info about polkadot:


If you are interested in talking on some cool topic, or you want to propose some topic to be discussed — just drop us a line at events@hack.bg or write down a comment/reply.

If you want to be informed for our next events and meetups — join us:

Blockchain Developers Meetup Group:

Blockchain Developers Meetup (Bulgaria)

Sofia, BG
119 Developers

In this group, we will share knowledge about blockchain and smart contract development. We will talk about Ethereum, Aeternity, Polkadot, NEO, EOS, RSK, Hyperledger and other …

Next Meetup

0x06. Jump Oriented Programming in Ethereum Smart Contract

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, 7:00 PM
2 Attending

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Blockchain Developers Facebook Group:

Blockchain Developers Meetup (Bulgaria)

Sofia, BG
119 Developers

In this group, we will share knowledge about blockchain and smart contract development. We will talk about Ethereum, Aeternity, Polkadot, NEO, EOS, RSK, Hyperledger and other …

Next Meetup

0x06. Jump Oriented Programming in Ethereum Smart Contract

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, 7:00 PM
2 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →


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Milen Radkov has experience building and delivering successful complex software systems and projects for big enterprises and small startups. Software developed by him and his colleagues is being used by over 1000+ retail stores today. Milen has also extensive experience in blockchain development and is a well-known figure in Bulgaria’s blockchain ecosystem.

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